Amylase is an enzyme, or a type of protein, found throughout the bloodstream. Amylase helps the body digest carbohydrates. It is commonly found in small quantities, but if a blood test indicates higher amounts of this enzyme this could indicate inflammation within the Pancreas. This test can also be used to track chronic pancreatitis.
Fasting Required: Refrain from alcoholic beverages 24 hours prior to this test. Speak to your healthcare provider, if you are on medication, prior to this test.
Who: Individuals over the age of 18 who have pancreatitis or believe they may have inflammation within the pancreas.
What: Blood Specimen
Why: To assess the health of the pancreas or to monitor pancreatitis.
Where: All specimens are collected at The IV Lounge location of your choice. We have 5 locations throughout central Florida.
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